Section II. TRAINING ASSISTANCE CAPABILITIES
The simulator includes two CRT displays and a hardcopy unit to aid problem control and monitoring, to provide
performance history, and to allow critique and debriefing.
If the hardcopy unit stops for any reason, the simulation computer also stops.
Any data displayed on the forward CRT can be recorded and printed as hardcopy.
Twenty recordings can be made by the instructor during a printing exercise.
GROUND PLOT DISPLAY.
Simulator progress within a simulated geographical area is plotted with respect to radio navigation facilities in
either a game-centered or an aircraft-centered plot mode. One cross-country and nine approach backgrounds are
available for aircraft-centered display. Five game-centered displays are available for tactical training.
During demonstration, ground plot display (GPD) map selection is automatic.
The map is displayed as it was selected, scaled, and centered during the formulation of the demonstration. The
instructor can A/C CENTER and rescale the GPD display manually. (A typical GPD display is shown in figure 8-5.)
Map selection is made by the instructor during training mode operation.
Maps are selected by dialing the appropriate map number (030-045) on the 3-digit thumbwheel selector and then
depressing the INSERT switchlight.
The visual system contains a total data base area of 8000 square kilometers for display in the OTW. Displays
are either full-color video imagery or a scene compatible with night vision goggles (NVG). NVG images are reduced
The simulator gaming area is rectangular in shape and 80 kilometers by 100 kilometers in size. (This does not include
the roll-on terrain (repetitive 5-km scene), which extends 80 NM from center of field select site.)
The GCA/ILS display can be assigned to AID by selecting 050 on the thumbwheel selector, then depressing the
INSERT switch. Azimuth, glidepath stylized plots are presented when altitude is less than 4000 feet AGL, range less
than 10 nautical miles, and within +100 of the localizer. (A typical GCA/ILS display is shown in figure 8-6.)
The GCA/ILS display consists of two parts: the upper part, which shows aircraft vertical position and track, and
the lower part, which shows aircraft horizontal position and track. The touchdown point is at the right of the display where
the vertical and horizontal displays meet. The sloping lines on the vertical display show 12-degree. 8-degree, and 5-
degree slopes. The lowest sloping line (unmarked) indicates the desired glideslope for the selected facility. Thus, if